Death bonds have new lease of life

Life settlements industry seeks to reinvent itself as a socially responsible way to invest

Terrorism insurance costs set to soar

Osborne seeks big rise in cash UK Treasury receives from Pool Re

St James’s Place under pressure

Bellamy attacks ‘irrational behaviour’ of investors over share sale

Dai-Ichi executive takes claim to SEC

Company denies disregarding regulator’s orders

Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuities

British insurer says ‘discipline’ is paying off in profits

Ping An: risky business?

Multiline insurer must reassure investors that rapid growth is not coming with added risk

Standard Life fails to attract new money

Insurer hit by choppy financial markets as net inflows fall to zero

PRA traces an ark towards higher defences

Insurers’ response to catastrophe stress tests hinges on government‘s attitude to climate change

BoE seeks climate answers from insurers

First central bank to address financial impact of global warming

Life insurers are taking into account factors such as exercise, diet and smoking.They are also looking at the science behind longevity to aid their predictions

Insurers take strain of ageing population

Cost of ‘income for life’ policies threatens to eat into profits

Insurers ‘unready’ for climate change

Environmental lobby says few firms have robust internal policies

Willis in London insurance deal talks

Move highlights drive for consolidation in wholesale insurance

Insurers press Osborne on flood defences

Most money last winter went on repairs instead of new protection

Old Mutual buys Quilter Cheviot for £543m

Bridgepoint to reap return of three times initial investment

Annuity reforms will ‘restrict mortgages’

Lack of income will make it harder for older borrowers

Millions join Indonesia’s insurance scheme

The government is paying the premiums on behalf of the poorest 96m of the country’s 250m people

Deal-doers slam the brakes on

Many transactions that felt like dead certs a few weeks ago are trundling towards the scrapyard

UK accused of lack of clarity on pensions

Partnership says the sector has been left trying to decipher announcements

China insurer mimics Buffett with Waldorf buy

Anbang looks more like a private equity fund than a life insurer

FSB’s collateral rule for shadow banks

Watchdog wants borrowers to put up plenty of collateral

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